National Get Outdoors Day June 9 on Coronado National Forest

Release Date: Jun 5, 2018  

Standard Amenity fees waived, activities offered on some ranger districts

 

Tucson, AZ, June 4, 2018 - For Immediate Release. The Coronado National Forest will waive the day-use fees associated with many recreation sites or amenities on the Forest in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day June 9, the next of several fee-free days this year.

This year’s remaining fee waiver dates are as follows:

 

•   National Get Outdoors Day – June 9;

•   National Public Lands Day – September 22;

•   Veterans’ Day weekend – November 10 and 11.

Day-use fees will be waived at all standard amenity fee sites operated by the Forest Service for the listed dates. Concessionaire operated day-use sites may be included in the waiver if the permit holder wishes to participate.

Visitors to the Coronado National Forest are encouraged to contact the appropriate ranger district office to determine which recreation sites will have fees waived, and at which sites concessionaires will charge fees.

•   Douglas Ranger District - (520) 364-3468

•   Nogales Ranger District - (520) 281-2296  

•   Sierra Vista Ranger District - (520) 378-0311

•   Safford Ranger District - (928) 428-4150

•   Santa Catalina Ranger District - (520) 749-8700

 

Visitors are reminded that Stage II Fire Restrictions are in affect.  The following are prohibited:

  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove fire, including within a developed recreation site, or improved site.                         (more)
  • Using an explosive.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building. (Smoking is prohibited in all federal buildings.)
  • Operating or using any equipment powered by an internal combustion engine, except motor vehicles.
  • Welding, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.
  • Discharging a firearm, air rifle or gas gun, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal law, and regulations.
  • Possessing or operating motor vehicles off National Forest System roads, including but not limited to cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, and ATVs, except for when parking in an area devoid of vegetation within 10 feet of the roadway, and except for parking overnight in Forest Service developed campground and trailheads.

                                    

Fireworks are always prohibited year-round on federal lands.

 

For a more detailed explanation concerning agency restrictions and fire information in general, please contact the ranger district office where you plan to work or play, visit http://wildlandfire.az.gov or call the toll-free Southwest Fire Restrictions Hotline at 1-877-864-6985.